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Chris Perry
No. --     Florida Tuskers
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: December 27, 1981 (1981-12-27) (age 28)
Place of birth: Advance, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 224 lb (102 kg)
Career information
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26
Debuted in 2004 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Rushing yards     606
Rushing average     3.4
Rushing TDs     2
Stats at NFL.com

Raymond Christopher Perry (born December 27, 1981 in Advance, North Carolina) is an American football running back who plays for the Florida Tuskers. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals 26th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Michigan.

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Early years

Perry attended Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia, where he helped his team win multiple VISFA State Championships.

College career

Perry played college football at the University of Michigan. In 2003, his senior season, he rushed for 1,674 yards and 18 touchdowns and finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting and fourth in Michigan annals for rushing yards in a season. That year Perry also received the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation's top running back, was the Big Ten Conference rushing champion,[1] and was named the Big Ten Conference MVP.

Perry set a Michigan game record with 51 carries in a 27-20 win over Michigan State on November 1, 2003. He finished his career at Michigan fifth on the school's career rushing list with 3,696 yards and third in rushing touchdowns with 39.

Professional career

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Cincinnati Bengals

Perry was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round (26th overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft. He made his NFL debut at the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 3 but he played only two games in his rookie season with the Bengals due to injuries.

Perry played in the 2005 season. His was used to complement Pro Bowl running back Rudi Johnson. Perry finished the 2005 season with 279 rushing yards along with 51 receptions for 328 yards and two touchdowns. His 51 receptions were the most by a Bengals running back in one season since James Brooks caught 54 passes in 1986.

Perry fractured his leg in the 11th game of the 2006 season, ending his season.

On August 27, 2008, the Bengals cut running back Rudi Johnson from the team, solidifying Perry as the starter for the 2008 season. However, he was benched due to poor performance, in favor of Cedric Benson. Perry was released after the season on April 27, 2009.

Florida Tuskers

Perry was drafted by the Florida Tuskers in the UFL's Premiere Season Draft.

Career statistics

College

Season Rush
Att
Rush
Yards
Yds/Att Rush
TD
Long Recv
yards
Recv
TD
Total
offense
Points
scored
2000 77 417 5.4 5 42 0 0 417 30
2001 129 495 3.8 2 30 49 0 544 12
2002 267 1110 4.2 14 57 156 0 1267 84
2003 338 1674 5.0 18 63 367 2 2041 120
Career total 811 3696 4.6 39 63 572 2 4269 246

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References

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Awards
Preceded by
Larry Johnson
Doak Walker Award
2003
Succeeded by
Cedric Benson
Preceded by
Larry Johnson
Jim Brown Award
2003
Succeeded by
Adrian Peterson

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